Colin Chapman

Professor, Dept. of Anthropology and McGill School of Environment, McGill University. Canada Research Chair – Primate Ecology and Conservation. Killam Research Fellow, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Postes occupés

2013-2014 Chercheur-e associé-e,
2014-2015 à aujourd'hui Membre régulier-ère,

Participations aux événements du CRÉ

27 mars 2017 Kristin Voigt (McGill) et Colin Chapman (McGill)


Dr. Colin Chapman received his joint Ph.D. in the Departments of Anthropology and Zoology at the University of Alberta. He spent 2 years at McGill and 3 years at Harvard University doing post-doctoral research. Since 1990 he has served as an Honourary lecturer in the Department of Zoology at Makerere University Uganda; and, since 1995, he has been an associate scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society.  Colin also served as a faculty member in Zoology at the University of Florida for 11 years, and returned to McGill in 2004 to take up a professorship in the Department of Anthropology and McGill School of Environment, where he holds a Canada Research Chair Tier 1 position in Primate Ecology and Conservation, is a Killam Research Fellow, and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.  He has conducted research in Kibale National Park in Uganda for almost 25 years and is interested in the roles of disease, nutrition, and stress in determining primate abundance and how to best to forge a harmony between the needs of local people and conservation.

Recent publications

  • Chapman, C.A., T.V. Snaith, and J.F. Gogarten. 2013. How ecological conditions affect the abundance and social organization of folivorous monkeys. In. Primates and Cetaceans: Field research and conservation of complex mammalian societies. J. Yamagiwa & L. Karczmarski eds., Springer, New York, pp 3-23.
  • Twinomugisha, D., M.D. Wasserman, and C.A. Chapman. 2013. Deriving conservation status for a high altitude population: Golden monkeys of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda. In. N.B. Grow, S. Gursky-Doyen and , A. Krzton (eds.). High Altitude Primates, Springer, New York, pp. 227-243.
  • Irwin, M.T., J-L. Raharison, D. Raubenheimer, C.A. Chapman, and J.M. Rothman. 2013. Nutritional correlates of the “lean season”: effects of seasonality and frugivory on the nutritional ecology of diademed sifakas. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (Online).
  • Wasserman, M.D., C.A. Chapman, K. Milton, T.L. Goldberg, T.E. Ziegler. 2013. Physiological and behavioral effects of capture darting on red colobus monkeys (Procolobus rufomitratus) with a comparison to chimpanzee predation. International Journal of Primatology 34:1020-1031.
  • Wasserman, M.D., K. Milton, and C.A. Chapman. 2013. The potential roles of estrogenic plants in primate ecology and evolution. International Journal of Primatology 34:861-878.
  • Chapman, C.A., T.R. Bonnell., R. Sengupta., T.L. Goldberg, and J.M. Rothman. 2013. Is Markhamia lutea’s abundance determined by animal foraging? Forest Ecology and Management 308:62-66.
  • Marsh, L.K. and C.A. Chapman. 2013. Primates in fragments: complexity and resilience. Springer Press. Pp. 537
  • Baranga, D., C.A. Chapman, P. Mucunguzi, and R. Reyna-Hurtado. 2013. Fragments and food: red-tailed monkey abundance in forest fragments of Central Uganda. In: L.K. Marsh and C.A. Chapman eds. Primates in fragments: complexity and resilience. Springer Press, New York Pp. 213-226.
  • Chapman, C. A. 2014. The evolution of a conservation biologist, pp. 218-227, in Strier, K. B., Primate Ethnographies. Pearson Education, Inc., One Lake Street, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458.
  • Pozo-Montuy, G., J.C. Serio-Silva, C.A. Chapman, and Y.M. Bonilla-Sánchez. 2013. Resource use in a landscape matrix by an arboreal primate: Evidence of supplementation in Alouatta pigra. International Journal of Primatology 34:714-731.
  • Valtonen, A., F. Molleman, C.A. Chapman, J.R. Carey, M.P. Ayres and H. Roininen. 2013. Tropical phenology: bi-annual rhythms and interannual variation in an Afrotropical butterfly assemblage. Ecosphere 4:1-28.
  • Hanya, G. and C.A. Chapman. 2013. Linking feeding ecology and abundance: a review of primate resource limitation. Ecological Research 28:183-190.
  • Duclos, V., S. Boudreau and C.A. Chapman. 2013. Shrub cover influence on seedling growth and survival following logging of a tropical forest. Biotropica 45:419-426.
  • Miyamoto, M.M., J.A. Allen, N. Ting, J.F. Gogarten, and C.A. Chapman. 2013. Microsatellite DNA demonstrates different levels of genetic structure in two, unequally sizes neighboring groups of red colobus monkeys. American Journal of Primatology 75:478–490.
  • Bryer, M.A., C.A. Chapman, and J.M. Rothman. 2013. Diet and polyspecific associations affects spatial patterns among redtail monkeys (Cercopithecus ascanius). Behaviour 150:277-293,
  • Serio-Silva J.C., Y.M. Bonilla-Sanchez, G. Pozo-Montuy, R. Reyna-Hurtado and C.A. Chapman. 2013. Identifying areas for ecotourism and conservation of threatened species: The model of black howler monkey in Playas de Catazajá, Mexico. In: A. Yañez-Arancibia, R. Dávalos-Sotelo and E. Reyes (eds), Ecological dimension for sustainable socioeconomic development, WIT Press, Southampton, UK pp.

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